1.) What product have you shipped so far? (side project, SaaS, MVP, open source, etc...)
2.) Has it gotten any traction yet?
WikiCancel is a subscription, contract, and account cancellation guide. There have been over 40k unique visitors so far. More importantly, visitors are contributing content. I am humbled by the response the site has gotten so far, and I am going to continue to improve WikiCancel based on user feedback.
It was featured on Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5978253/wikicancel-is-a-collection-of-...
Featured on Swissmiss design blog: http://www.swiss-miss.com/2013/01/wikicancel.html
Lots of Tweets including a tweet from @brainpicker who has 298k followers. List of tweets: https://twitter.com/search?q=wikicancel
Here's our announcement blog post: http://www.cumulonimbus.ca/pressurenet-3-0-sharing-visualiza...
And the app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.cumulonimbu...
So far, finding the audience to adapt to this new medium is the toughest part. They are so used to just emails and word of mouth that it's getting really harder get some traction. I know there is a need for this but still struggling through to get some traction.
Any thoughts/suggestions on how to get past this hurdle would be much appreciated.
2. FizzBuzz Tshirt. Flopped.
3. Protocademy. Codecademy but for prototyping electronics (which is a huge market). It needs funding ( less than $50K ). I'm currently looking for investors who would like to invest in a startup with a proven business model that generates profits. Seed is needed to hire talent and infrastructure, but its not a lot. Marketing has been under way and there is a good amount of interest in it (because I tested the market and developed the marketing before developing the business). If you are interested shoot me an email (in profile). There is a prototype ready that you can see in action to see how good the idea is. Note that Im not looking for co-founders, but investors.
4. Marketing Bits. Highly successful launch of my marketing newsletter. It is growing like crazy (new subscribers ever day) and has an open-rate of about 40%, which is about 3 times industry average. It is about to be profitable (in less than 1 month). http://bit.ly/14qYrwl
5. Nuuton. Should launch in March.
Some traction with a few hundred users. I need to figure out how to do the advertising.
It is already up on Amazon, for Android we are awaiting for authorization from Apple, so we can do a simultaneous launch.
Also, it has no traction yet, but I am not sure it will have traction (although the combined downloads across stores being 100k looks impressive, it is a low number compared to some much simpler competitors).
I will launch it on iOS and Android on 8th of feb :)
Launched it today! Mostly, I just wanted to prove to myself that I could finish a side project. Even if it was just a small one.
2. 320 average uniques per day, so not really.
We've only informed our beta sign-ups about the launch and haven't really posted anywhere else. From the sign-ups we've got great traction so far!
Here is the link to the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.creativepe...
And here is the code:
Launched it a couple of weeks ago... but finding it hard to get it out to SXSW event organisers before they use something else!
1.)It made a few hundred dollars in Amazon referrals in the first month and very little the second month.
2.)Front page of a few (non default) subreddits, generated 65k builds, 4k visits last month.
Pretty pleased for my first PHP/SQL project put together in a couple of weekends.
It's a community/portfolio/resume for people who like to build things. Not much traction, but still useful to me. It was worth building it just for the reason that it provides me with a much better place to display my work.
It's a gamified app for building your ideal future self with habits!
It was just launched yesterday on HN so, for the first day of my first startup, I'm happy with getting over 60 users signed up already. Not sure how to tell what's good traction or not though.
Getting no traction...
No traction. Lots of crickets chirping. Kind of what I expected, though.
I think it's better to launch and "fail fast", than not to launch at all (unless there are significant costs?)
It failed. Already started working on a new thing.